Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Easter Blessing Cards

I'm back again this week with Easter cards as promised. I haven't let an Easter go by without using my beloved Spring Sprung "Peter Rabbit" stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous, since I first purchased it. If you follow my Facebook Page, Anita Houston's Crafty Place, you know that I was so upset a few weeks ago, because I couldn't find this set of stamps anywhere, but alas I did, so I got creating. Thanks for all the encouragement to help me find them!!! If you haven't already liked my page, please do so, as when I reach 500 likes I'm doing a big give away to my likers!
And speaking of is a link to my favorite Easter tag that I've ever created using Peter Rabbit. I display it all year round.  I LOVE it so.
I stamped these whispy floral Ranger's Rose Madder Archival on Manila cards I precut.
I stamped the grasses in Cracked Pistachio and embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder.
I inked the sky in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and did the same above steps on the #5 Manila tags. I also inked all the edges in Tea Dye Distress. Then I spritzed a little water onto everything.
I used Tea Dye to add a light stenciling onto Mini Cabinet Cards using the Latticework Stencil.
Peter was stamped in Salty Ocean and embossed with Clear Powder.
I stamped the eggs from the Nature Walk set in Rose Madder, and embossed those as well.
Distress Markers colored in Peter, and I inked everything in Walnut Ink to make them pop, and grunge them up.
I colored the ribbon with Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain...can't get enough of this color!
I used the Elementary Flash Cards for the sentiments and added computer generated words inked in Cracked Pistachio. Then I inked the cards with Tea Dye. I tied on the ribbon, and attached the Cabinet Cards and Flash Cards with Ranger's new Adhesive them...and then gave Peter's tie a Stickles treatment.
I decided the cards needed more, so I stamped the butterfly from the Spring Sprung set in Walnut and embossed it as well.
Finally, I watercolored the butterfly using Distress Markers.

Happy happy Easter everyone!!! I wish you the most blessed week, and I thank you for all the blessings you've given me over the years.


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. These are so cute Anita I love the background stamp too xxx

  2. These are wonderful Anita, I love the rabbit stamped in blue and the butterfly on the background is just the perfect finishing touch. Great step by step too! Happy Easter to you and yours. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Beautiful cards Anita - that's a fabby stamp alright. Just peeked at your tag - it looks super - the gentlemen at top, given their attire, would be right at home in the 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' movie. Happy Easter to you. Nicola x

  4. Peter has a fabulous spring in his step as he delivers Easter wishes from your family. Love those wonderful eggs he's delivering and your cards look incredible. So glad you found the stamps you were looking for!

  5. Such cute Easter cards Anita!
    Greetings, Alie

  6. Gorgeous cards Anita and a great Easter stamp too. Such a great vintage feel to the cards too which I love. Happy Easter. Chris :-)

  7. Adorable collection of Easter cards, Anita! Love how you used the cabinet cards with the images! Happy Easter to you!

  8. I love these Anita! So fun for Easter!

  9. These tags are gorgeous!! I need these to take with me to Easter dinner at my cousins!! heehee
    I followed your link to your favorite tag- I can why- that tag is just great I love it!! Well done! xo

  10. totally love these!! and I can see what you display your favorite year round!!

  11. Such sweet cards!! Love the spring colours and the background :)

  12. Happy Easter Anita.... So glad you found your stamp set!... These cards are beauties.... Love the colours you chose...and the step by step pics are fabulous! Love 'em all x

  13. Okay, I just straight up love these.

    Happy Easter to you, Anita!


  14. So happy you found your bunny stamp! These are adorable.

  15. Great cards Anita!
    Happy Easter x

  16. Darling, Darling, Darling Easter cards, Anita!! Completely adore your tag from 2012, too! Happy belated Easter to you and yours!! XOXO-Shari

  17. Lovely cards, I'm glad you had a nice weekend.


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